Why Small Publishers Rock | A Bird on Water Street

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #172

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In this week’s episode you’ll hear
  • gratitude to my launch team.
  • congrats to Sallianne Norelli who won the manuscript critique from Charlesbridge editor Karen Boss for participating in the launch team!
  • a reminder to grab your copy of How To Promote Your Children’s Book: Tips, Tricks & Secrets to Create a Bestseller at the early adopter price of $9.99 before it goes up to $14.99.
  • answers to listener questions.
  • a review of the young adult novel, Salvage, by Alexandra Duncan from NPR Contributor Emily Wylie.

Salvage by Alexandra Dunca

Where to come see me
  1. April 19th – Children’s Literary Salons, hosted by the esteemed New York Public Librarian, toast of the town, and Fuse #8 creator Betsy Bird. Get more information here.
  2. April 24th – American Society of Journalists and Authors – Find out more here.
  3. May 2-4 – Eastern PA SCBWI Chapter Spring writer’s retreat at the Highlights Foundation with Patti Gauch, Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Matt Phelan, Suzie Townsend and Viana Siniscalchi.
  4. May 14th. 6-8pm The panel is co-presensted by Barrington Books and the Barrington Public Library. With these writers, too: Bianca Turetsky, Annie Cardi, Katie Cotungo, Tara Sullivan


In the interview with Elizabeth O. Dulemba you’ll hear

A Bird on Water Street by Elizabeth Dulemba
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